Medieval city, Jewish quarter, mosques and churches coexist Jan is city on the Tagus. Just walking around the city becomes a transit through the three monotheistic civilizations that transports us to another time where coexistence between religions was a daily reality. The solemn Cathedral Zocodover the neuralgic or imposing Alcázar facing the Tagus are just a few examples of the many monuments and historic buildings houses the cities.
Alcazar: On the highest hill in the city, 548 m, dominates the skyline of the isolated mole rectangular Alcazar. It is one of the few buildings exempt from city. The remains of earlier structures indicate that it was always a fortified place, from the Roman praetorian defense of Muslim citadel.
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes: The church was built to house the dynastic pantheon of Queen Isabel the Catholic, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, which was devoted to the queen. The fate of the building dictates the way simulated catafalque, surrounded by candles mode pinnacles.
San Martin Bridge: Bridge located west of the city, was already in the middle of the fourteenth century, replacing other boats located nearby. Is five pointed arches on massive pillars and has two hexagonal towers at the ends. The entrance to the town is dominated by a large imperial shield with their kings seated.
Holy Cross Hospital: The hospital building is due to the will of Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, in the spirit of the time. The Catholic Monarchs founded the hospital in Santiago de Compostela. L
Church of Santo Tomé (El Greco): The most visited parish church throughout the city, thanks to own the painting by El Greco “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”, one of the masterpieces of painting of all time, installed on the tomb of the same. The church, founded early after taking the city by Alfonso VI, occupied a mosque, being totally rebuilt in the fourteenth century precisely because of the Count of Orgaz, Don Gonzalo Ruiz de Toledo.
First Cathedral: Since 1088 the main church Toledo Cathedral is recognized as primate on rest of the kingdom. There was not, therefore, provide it with a decent seat, once you move away the Muslim invasions direct danger after the Christian victory in Navas de Tolosa in 1212. It occupies a place that seems to always be sacred, being the site ofMezquita del Cristo de la Luz: The original building is almost square of Caliphate. His condition is virtually intact and is by its originality, the most important exhibition of Islamic art in Toledo.la mosque, replacing it Visigoth cathedral, possibly built on an earlier.
Alcantara Bridge: Roman origin, was heavily damaged and rebuilt in the tenth century It disappears when the third ring, reduced to a horseshoe arch gate.
Hospital de Tavera: Following the example of Cardinal Mendoza, and given the failure of the Hospital of Santa Cruz, Archbishop Juan Pardo de Tavera ordered the construction of this building with the church to their own pantheon. The idea behind it was not merely helps the needy but caring for the sick. Its location reflects new ideas about health and hygiene, which banned the construction of hospitals within the city limits.
Door Hinge: It is of Muslim origin, retains traces of which time the second inner body. Its name derives from the Arabic word Bab-Shagra, meaning “Puerta de la Sagra”. It was completely rebuilt in the reigns of Charles V and Philip II, according to the plans of Alonso de Covarrubias. It consists of two parts, between which is sandwiched a parade.
Transit Ride: In the heart of the Jewish Quarter, this park is a monument dedicated to the brilliant figure of the artist El Greco and from it you can see the natural environment and the Tagus River valley on the city of Toledo.
Reccared Walk: This walk is named after one of the most important and famous Toledo Visigoth kings. It runs along the entire wall from escalator toward the Puerta del Cambron, before the wall turns to the Tagus River Bridge San Martin.
Paseo de Merchan or Vega: From the Hospital de Tavera and even the door hinge, near the main entrance to the historic center of Toledo is this park, with statues of ancient kings, walks under the trees and a rose garden centenary issue, at the foot of amuralladao of Toledo campus.
Patios Toledo: The Toledo patio is part of the patrimonial heritage of ancient civilizations such as Romans and Arabs. But, clearly, the traditional courtyard has its maximum Toledo precedent in the Arab culture, where the houses and palaces were arranged around this space.